What is your Chess BHAG for 2012?

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The term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (“BHAG”, pronounced BEE-hag) was proposed by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their 1994 book entitled Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. A BHAG should be clear compelling have a clear finish … Continue reading

RRRROGERZZZ!! Discount Double Check!

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Here is a sample of one of my newsletters, with a really cool game in it.  If you haven’t signed up yet for my newsletters, I think that you will really enjoy them!   Newsletter Issue # 28 Tactics Time  Quaade … Continue reading

Xtreme Chess Champs, USCF Memberships, Magnus Carlsen Interview

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Here is a video that Jennifer Shahade posted for the “Xtreme Chess Champs” show It is kind of amusing. Seems like there is a wide range of playing ability with the contestants.  One player was hanging pieces, while another was … Continue reading

Fritz 13 Review, Ideas for Future Enhancements, Tips and Tricks

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I get a lot of hits on my blog for people doing a search for “Fritz 13 Review“, so I decided to actually do one I use Fritz 13 a lot, and would certainly recommend it. The Let’s check feature … Continue reading

How to Gain 100 Rating Points with No Extra Effort

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Regarding some of the newsletter problems being “too easy”.  One reader (who has been rated over 2000 USCF) writes: I just wanted to make a comment about the “too easy” sentiment of some players. Please don’t think that it’s just … Continue reading

Flashy Moves, Windmills and My Main Problem with Chess Tactics

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I got some interesting e-mails lately from some of my newsletter readers. Instead of copy and pasting the whole e-mails and my responses, here are some of the snippets that you might find interesting… Regarding the classification of chess tactics, … Continue reading

The Barry Bonds of Colorado Chess

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Dean Brown has been reading my Tactics Time newsletter for a few months now, which is like injecting gorilla juicehead mental chess steroids into your brain! When a chess player subscribes to my newsletter their tactical skill set after a … Continue reading

Thoughts on the Classification of Chess Tactics

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I have had a couple people send me e-mails, and talk about the idea about organizing tactics. I never really got too into trying to organize them myself.  It seems like whenever humans try to organize things, there are always … Continue reading